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Zvonko Posavec ; HAZU, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Posavec, Z. (2011). Od Hanne Arendt do Aristotela. Politička misao, 48 (1), 39-48. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Posavec, Zvonko. "Od Hanne Arendt do Aristotela." Politička misao, vol. 48, no. 1, 2011, pp. 39-48. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Posavec, Zvonko. "Od Hanne Arendt do Aristotela." Politička misao 48, no. 1 (2011): 39-48.
Posavec, Z. (2011). 'Od Hanne Arendt do Aristotela', Politička misao, 48(1), pp. 39-48. Available at: (Accessed 20 June 2021)
Posavec Z. Od Hanne Arendt do Aristotela. Politička misao [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2021 June 20];48(1):39-48. Available from:
Z. Posavec, "Od Hanne Arendt do Aristotela", Politička misao, vol.48, no. 1, pp. 39-48, 2011. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 20 June 2021]

The author retraces the steps that brought Pažanin to the practical philosophy
which he went on to constantly advocate and elaborate. He got the key stimulus
from Hannah Arendt and her work Vita activa. The latter is based on an
analysis of three forms of life – theoretical, practical and poietic. Pažanin establishes
very studiously a connection between activity (practice) and political
life, and he shows that neither scientific-technical insights nor pure philosophical
speculation can be substitutes for practice. In the author’s judgement,
credit belongs to Pažanin for pointing out the distinctiveness of practical political
activity. On the other hand, he deems that it is not enough to be satisfied
with mere rehabilitation of Aristotle. Instead, in view of the situation in
the modern world, it is also necessary to construct the concept of the political.
Pažanin did not perceive this endeavour, in the strict sense, as part of his

theory; practice; poiesis; vita activa; distinctiveness of the political; polis; state; Greek experience of the political

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